East Africa Rift Zone
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Roger Weller, geology instructor 
(
wellerr@cochise.edu )
last edited:  1/9/17

DIVERGENCE- Continental Crust Separating  (2 views)
Images are from Google Earth

 
latitude: 0.040      longitude:  37.206
 photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO,  SIO

inclined view

latitude: -7.827      longitude:  33.619
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO,  SIO

East African Rift Zone Linked References

East African Rift Valley- Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Rift_Valley

A Map of the Great African Rift Valley
http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/A-level/AQA/Year%2013/Plate%20Tectonics/Plate%20tectonics/African%20Rift%20Valley%20Map.jpg

The East African Rift Valley, a divergent boundary
https://geographyiseasy.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/the-east-african-rift-valley-a-divergent-boundary

The Great Rift Valley
http://africa-arabia-plate.weebly.com/special-features.html

African and Arabian Tectonic Plates
http://africa-arabia-plate.weebly.com

East African Rift- a close view
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=77566

The East African Rift- Pinterest Photos
https://in.pinterest.com/explore/east-african-rift

East African Rift- You Tube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6J0RvgbIMA

New Birthdate for East African Rift
http://www.livescience.com/19381-african-rift-older-formation.html

East African Rift System-An Overview  (pdf)
http://www.os.is/gogn/unu-gtp-sc/UNU-GTP-SC-11-18.pdf

   

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